Our future depends on the actions we take today. Reducing health disparities in Northern California begins with a strong vision.

Information for Partners

Partner involvement at The Center comes from a variety of sectors, including public and private funders; community members; community organizations; national, state and local government; nonprofits; and businesses. Each partner offers unique insight, perspective and resources that collectively make the work of The Center possible.

The Center’s vision is for all people in California to live healthful lives. As we strive to improve health outcomes and promote health equity, the following focus areas guide our grantmaking programs and initiatives.


Education, Advocacy and Policy Change

We seek answers, share ideas and develop innovative solutions to improve health and well-being for all, and provide the space and environment for others to do the same.

Improved Mental Health

We believe high-quality and accessible mental and behavioral health care are essential components of a healthy community.

Leadership Development

We support the development of effective leaders of nonprofits and public agencies who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their constituents.

Eradication of Health Disparities

We work to eliminate the health disparities that disproportionately affect low-income and rural communities, and communities of color.

Healthy Development of Youth

We support, create and scale efforts that help vulnerable young people find healthy developmental paths.

Partner with us for a healthier California for all. Contact us at impact@shfcenter.org.